Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 194
Death--Disposition of Dead Bodies
Section 194.240

August 28, 2014


Person other than donor barred from making, amending, or revoking donor's gift--revocation not a bar to making a gift--parent may revoke or amend a gift of a child.

194.240. 1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7 of this section and subject to subsection 6 of this section, in the absence of an express, contrary indication by the donor, a person other than the donor is barred from making, amending, or revoking an anatomical gift of a donor's body or a part if the donor made an anatomical gift of the donor's body or the part under section 194.225 or an amendment to an anatomical gift of the donor's body or the part under section 194.230.

2. A donor's revocation of an anatomical gift of the donor's body or a part under section 194.230 is not a refusal and does not bar another person specified in section 194.220 or 194.245 from making an anatomical gift of the donor's body or a part under section 194.225 or 194.250.

3. If a person other than the donor makes an unrevoked anatomical gift of the donor's body or part under section 194.225 or an amendment to an anatomical gift of the donor's body or part under section 194.230, another person may not make, amend, or revoke the gift of the donor's body or part under section 194.250.

4. A revocation of an anatomical gift of the donor's body or a part under section 194.230 by a person other than the donor does not bar another person from making an anatomical gift of the body or a part under section 194.225 or 194.250.

5. In the absence of an express, contrary indication by the donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift under section 194.220, an anatomical gift of a part is neither a refusal to give another part nor a limitation on the making of an anatomical gift of another part at a later time by the donor or another person.

6. In the absence of an express, contrary indication by the donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift under section 194.220, an anatomical gift of a part for one or more purposes set forth in section 194.220 is not a limitation on the making of an anatomical gift of the part for any other purpose by the donor or other person under section 194.225 or 194.250.

7. If a donor who is an unemancipated minor dies, a parent or guardian of the donor who is reasonably available may revoke or amend an anatomical gift of the donor's body or part.

(L. 1969 S.B. 43 ยง 4, A.L. 1975 H.B. 107, A.L. 1978 H.B. 1492, A.L. 1991 S.B. 177, A.L. 1995 H.B. 178, A.L. 1996 H.B. 811, A.L. 2008 S.B. 1139)


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